Variety's critics debate the highs and lows of an unusually paranoid and post-apocalyptic summer movie season.
Embargo Until 4 A.m.
Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. had a big problem on their hands last week: Low tracking numbers for "Pacific Rim" – the last thing any producer wants to see before releasing an expensive…
In recent weeks, this reporter has received seemingly conflicting statements about summertime events claiming to be the grandaddy of music festivals. Festival Intl. de Jazz de Montreal, the 34th…
Margaret Cho is toplining her own comedy again, this time on YouTube. The veteran comedienne, who rose to prominence on the ABC series “All American Girl” in 1994 for being the rare example of an…
How high will Superman fly at the box office? According to sources, "Man of Steel" is on track for a potential $100 million debut at the U.S. box office.
The 12-day Cannes gathering is actually four events in one: the festival, the market, the media binge and an international schmooze-a-palooza, where people from the other three groups can meet with…
Beyond their good works, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's TV showcase helped simplify film criticism, bringing a gladiatorial thumbs-up or thumbs-down ruthlessness to such analysis. It was also a handy…
A new breed of filmmaker is emerging in Cuba, where travel restrictions to and from the U.S. have eased, allowing digital-savvy helmers — many of them alumni of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez-founded…
As infotainment systems play a larger role in influencing the sale of a car, an increasing number of automakers are looking to make the screens mimic another popular device consumers can't leave home…
Both hat acts have just the right amount of good-natured swagger to provide a no-worries atmosphere.